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I Fell for Phaidon

Last night, I met Erica, Tory and Sarah--the ladies behind Haven in Paris--at Phaidon's pop up store in Soho to celebrate the release of the English language version of I Know How to Cook. I Know How to Cook is the bible of French home cooking, and a bible it is. I can not believe how large and heavy this book is! I felt like I was holding an unabridged dictionary, not a cook book. Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini was on hand to sign books (she's a contributor), and is as adorable in person as I imagined she'd be. I've read her blog for years, and often turn to her when I'm in a cooking rut. She's infectiously enthusiastic about food, and it's near impossible to visit Clotilde and not want to run to the farmer's market and sniff something. After oooohing and ahhhhhing over the book, we embarked on a tour around the bookstore. One word: gorgeous. Crisp white walls, beautiful books (you just had to touch them!) and great light. That bookstore was to me what Willy Wonka's candy room was to the golden ticket holders. I felt drunk from the eye candy. And that was before I had my first taste of Tuaca punch. If you're in NYC, I highly recommend you head to 100 Wooster.

14 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by iheartkiwi

tuaca punch! i'm intrigued.

kiwi and i actually just booked our honeymoon and we are staying at one of the haven in paris apartments!
everyone there was so nice and helpful.

sounds like it was a delicious book signing!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kate

I Know How to Cook is #1 on my Christmas wish list! It looks as if you had a great experience, the pictures are lovely.

I'm happy to see Tuaca is making a tiny splash on the coast. I'm finishing up a huge branding project for Tuaca which includes a redesign of their bottle and label! Look for it on shelves by June with a much tastier look. I'm always happy to see how people enjoy their Tuaca :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Estelle

Oh so jealous to be living on the left coast. This looks stunning.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Megara – It's like a work of art. So substantial and no doubt an authority on cooking.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Megara

i've been eyeing this book at my local bookshop for several weeks… i think i'll add it to my christmas list!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Very cool, Kate!

I had never had it before. It was so good!

BTW, your blog is fantastic! I love the layout.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kate

Thanks Nichole!

I'll have to check out Haven in Paris. We're planning our honeymoon right now and it looks like an absolute dream!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by NCavillones

I have to have it. Will have to make the schlep down to 100 Wooster very soon. Luckily, the hubs is off from the 16th to the end of the year, so I can make the trip sans bebe. :D Thanks for the tip!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by **WE BLOG ARTISTS**

Now that would be THE best pressie for moi…I watched Julie and Julia on the flight over here to England…Phaidon has some glorious book stores over here in London too…if I was stinking rich I'd be heading over to the white crisp walls of NYC…but alas, I am a poor Artist enjoying Christmas will family on a farm.
Have a lovely weekend.
Char

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by C

Like Italy's The Silver Spoon cookbook, this is definitely my next must have! The place looks like a visual feast as well!

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